Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Getting Organized...

...and then getting sidetracked! Ahhh...the story of my life! Well, anyhoo, last weekend I decided it was high time I get my shit together and start organizing my fabric and pattern stash. I have a shelf with some (okay, who are we kidding here? I have shelves!) of my fabrics and it always looks a mess. No matter how many times I fold and refold and try to be carefull getting stuff out it all just falls into a damn mess. Awhile back a blog featured a free download to print out your very own fabric wraps. I cannot for the life of me remember where they came from so if you know PLEASE tell me! Ack! That drives me nuts.... So anyway, I got through the messiest shelves. They being the messiest because they contained most of my smaller pieces of fabric from when I was making purses and totes. There was some seriously cute fabric in there that I totally forgot I had! I'm now using those shelves for the awesome pattern boxes my Mom and Dad gave me for Christmas.

Here's where I am so far. And, YES, all of those pattern boxes are FULL!
I have an illness. Leave me alone.

Nice, neat little bundles!
This is next! Eeeek!
Geesh, that is seriously messy! I'm almost too embarrased to post those pics. Egads!

Now on to the reason for my sidetrackedive-ness (yes, that's a word). My li'l guy is growing. He is growing out of his clothes... and his undies! Those size 4 Spongebob's just aren't cuttin' it anymore. Whilst straightening book shelves I came across the undies pattern from That Darn Cat that I bought forever ago and never used. I needed a break from organizing so I thought I'd make up a pair. See what's what. Seriously, this is A Darn Cute Pattern. It's awesome. You can use small bits of fabric and no elastic is involved. The first pair I made promptly went on Little Mister's behind. He loved 'em. In his own words, "I really like my new underwear pants!" When asked if mommy should make him more he exclaimed, "Ooh yeah, you can make me lots!!" Alright, that may sound a bit more dramatic than what really went down but still it's pretty much word for word what he said. Cute! And it made me feel good knowing one of my children still appreciates my sewing capabilities. So seven pairs later.... 
he's all stocked up for now. I'm going to make a few more and that should be good. There are only 5 showing as he's wearing one and the other is in the laundry. You can see on the second pair from the right where I messed up the fly. I used my coverstitch machine to attach the binding, which worked ever-so-awesomely, and I fed the fabric through the wrong way. DOH! He hasn't figured out how to use the fly yet so it's not a big deal. Now I'll need to start in on some for the girl. She walked in while I was finishing up a pair and was like, "Gosh, how many pairs are you making him! Where's mine!" Mehmehmeh, whinewhinewhine... Little brat. So....I'll be working on hers later this week. LOL! Yeah, I'm kinda soft.

In other news, I've decided to go back to school this Fall! Yes, my 34 year old ass is going to be a student again. I'm super excited and totally nervous. Ultimately, I want to go through the Nursing Program our community college offers and it's a really good one from what I understand. Since Conner starts Kindergarten this Fall I'm just going to take the Gen. Ed. classes needed like Human Anatomy and English Comp. to get those out of the way. Then I'll apply to the program next year. The program takes 2 years and then you can call me Nurse Heather!
I'm not planning on getting all wacked out on drugs, tho. ;-D


NGLaLALa said...

I need to do lots of organizing and cleaning too. Looks like you're making great progress. Hehe. You should see my room. :) good luck with school!

Sewing Geek said...

Don't worry, at 34 you are still a wanna be in the number of patterns you have. :) The underwear are seriously cute. Lucky boy! Congratulations on going back to school!

Millie said...

Great undies. My kids far rather the undies I've made for them than their RTW ones.
Good luck with going back to school.
My stash has a while to go before it's anywhere near as good as yours, but I'm working on it!

beangirl said...

I feel almost better about my stash now (I think we're maybe almost even).

My husband just started an LVN program in January and he is totally loving it (he's older than 34 too, so there). He wanted to do the RN program but that was more than we can swing for time off work etc etc. Anyway, coolio on the schoolio! Ha. I just made that up. No. Really.

K.Line said...

You're fantastic! Going back to school is an incredible idea. And I can't get over those cute undies. What a sweetie pie you son is - making his mum feel all productive :-)

delitealex said...

I bought the underwear pattern too but haven't made any yet. Yikes what a stash I'm a new sewer starting out so no stash yet. Good luck going back to school.

Victoria said...

Have fun getting your sewing room organized. And those undies are so very cute!

angie.a said...

Hey, I missed this post somehow! That's AWESOME about school!! I hope you enjoy it, I know I felt really old when I went back (I was 30) but as soon as I got through the Gen Ed stuff, there were alot of people my age or older in my classes. So I don't think you'll be the only one at all!


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